CinemaCon Architectural Projection 2015

It’s our favorite time of year: working with DWP Live to develop content for projection mapping at CinemaCon! You can check last year’s project for DWP Live and CinemaCon 2014 here. This year, our challenge was coming up with a completely different experience using the same architecture. Our solution was to really feature Barco’s mascot, Barco Boy. In the end, he was chased by a giant snake through stunning Mayan ruins and complex mirror-filled halls. A custom soundscape played through DWP Live‘s amazing speaker stack turned the story into a ground-shaking, truly immersive experience.

On the tech side, we tried out the new octane engine to expedite the massive render times. This GPU-based render engine matched the speed of our entire 14-computer farm on just 1 box! We also delivered the render as a set of UV maps, enabling DWP Live to map the output to an actual 3D laser scan of the building using their D3 media servers. Check out some BTS photos below:

Barco BTS
Barco BTS
Barco BTS
Barco BTS
Barco BTS


Barco, Inc.


DWP Live – Production & Projection Company

Executive Producers – Danny Whetstone & Rick Boot

Lead d3 Artist – Ben Ryle

d3 Support – Clay Tipton

Projectionist – Justin Carlson

Fivestone Studios – Animation Company

Executive Creative Director – Traylor Woodall

Director of Production & Operations – Brian Altman

Creative Director/Lead Designer & Animator – Kyle Jones

Technical Director/Lead Designer & Animator – Kevin Harkness

Producer – Sara Towne

Sound Design/Scoring – Carson Carr

Music -Carson Carr, Cole Dumas & Zach Gunter

Design & Animation -Caresse Haaser, Zach Gunter & Eric Stars

Initial Styleframes -Steve Lewis, Tom Oakerson & Eric Stars